Jennifer delivered her first daughter vaginally, under the care of her OB but in a funny twist, a midwife who happened to not be busy at the time (the OB was caught up elsewhere) actually caught the baby. Jenn knew that for her next pregnancy, she would start with a midwife right in the beginning because it was closer to what she wanted her birth experience to be like. When she became pregnant again, I offered to be her doula for her birth of her second daughter, Braelynn. she wasn’t sure exactly how I would fit in but she took me on.
Jenn was completely immersed in herself during her labour and she handled each contraction beautifully. She laboured most of the time in the whirlpool with the lights down low, her husband, a close friend, her midwife and me in the room with her. The mood in the room was calm and relaxed, we joked around and kept spirits up. It was a quick and easy labour, and Jenn did it all her own way. Braelynn Mae slid from her mother into the outside world around 1 in the morning, after a powerful and fast pushing stage.